About KCS

Kim KerseyKim Kersey

Kim Kersey, Principal of Kersey Consulting Services, LLC, has demonstrated his wide-ranging broadband knowledge with an impressive list of clients who have benefited from his hands-on experience in building and operating advanced fiber-optic telecommunications networks.

Kim has extensive senior leadership experience with both public and private cable television and telecommunications systems, including strong experience in operational management, capital and O&M expense budgeting, business development and marketing, fiber optic network planning and construction, governmental and regulatory interactions and compliance, project financing, contract negotiations with suppliers and content providers, community and customer relations, and service development and rate management.

Before starting Kersey Consulting Services, LLC in 2009, Kim was Senior VP – Telecommunications for Jackson Energy Authority in Jackson, TN where he was responsible for the planning, deployment, and operation of JEA’s $54.3 Million, 600-mile fiber optic network project which delivered voice, video, and data services to residential and business customers. Under Kim’s leadership, the network achieved over 50% market penetration and operational profitability, and received two national awards for excellence from industry organizations.As JEA’s network was one of the nation’s early Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) projects, Kim and his staff developed many of the operational processes and practices used by other FTTH networks today. Widely known in the FTTH industry, Kim has been a frequent presenter at national conferences. Because of its successful and innovative operations, JEA became an industry model and hosted dozens of national and international visitors interested in starting their own FTTH projects. This experience sparked Kim’s interest in consulting following his retirement from JEA in 2009.Prior to joining JEA in 2001, Kim held senior management positions in the cable television industry for 20 years with companies such as Comcast, Time Warner, Charter Communications, and others.

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